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Stats: Chelsea & Manchester United most clinical Premier League teams

Chelsea are closing in on their fourth Premier League title as they lead second-placed Manchester City by six points and also have a game-in-hand on the reigning champions, with nine left to play.

It will come as no surprise that Jose Mourinho‘s side have been the most clinical when it comes to taking chances this season.

Manchester City have scored the most goals with 62 and Chelsea are just one behind on 61, but City have taken 84 more shots than the Blues.

Manuel Pellegrini‘s men have in fact taken the most shots in the league, as shown below in this stats table:

Most clinical Premier League teams in 2014/15

Most clinical Premier League teams in 2014/15 (stats via Squawka)

The numbers show that Chelsea need the least shots out of anyone to score a goal and it takes them an average of 7.38 shots to find the net, while Manchester United are the next most clinical, requiring 7.52 shots-per-goal.

Despite being the highest goalscoring team in the league, Manchester City are only the fifth most clinical as both Arsenal and Tottenham have a better shots-per-goal ratio.

Arsenal have often been criticised for not shooting enough but only Man City have had more efforts than the Gunners.

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Aston Villa are by far the most wasteful team in the Premier League as it takes them almost 17 shots to score a goal – a staggering statistic.

Again, it’s not a huge shock to see that the five least clinical teams in the division are the same five teams that find themselves at the bottom of the table.

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MLS and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own.

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